Does message forwarding to Mac work on normal text messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dmylrea, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. dmylrea macrumors 68020

    dmylrea

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    #1
    I see that iMessages forward from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro Messages app, but when my iPhone received a normal text message (green) that message does not appear on the Mac.

    I do have forwarding to the Mac turned on in the Messages app settings on my iPhone.

    Is it designed to work only with iMessage or should regular messages from non-iPhone user be shown in the Messages app on a Mac?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Baltimore, Maryland
    #2
    With Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite or higher in combination with iOS 8.x or higher the Mac Messages app will include SMS when "Text Message Forwarding" is enabled in iOS Settings>Messages.
     
  3. iphonedave1984 macrumors newbie

    iphonedave1984

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    New York
    #3
    dont forget to make sure you're signed in with your apple id in the messages app on your mac — go to Preferences in the messages app and make sure your phone number is checked too.
     

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